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MetalForming Magazine

May 2018 Issue

Volume 52, Number 5

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Cover Article

Laser-Focused on Throughput
by Louis A. Kren
To meet rising demand for fabricated-metal products, Fab Metals purchased a 6-kW fiber laser in 2017, and three months later brought in another, an 8-kW model.



Shop Breaks from Pack with Waterjet Cutting
RPM Design's plan to forego conventional processes pays off.
Nesting Advancements Are Key to Equipment Optimization
As fabricators look for more from their nesting software, providers are delivering, says this industry expert.
Advantages of Servo-Hydraulic Presses
by Louis A. Kren
Mechanical or Servo--Selecting the Right Option for In-Die Tapping
by Thomas Hutchison
The technology has evolved, and here's what stampers need to consider when deciding which type of in-die tapping unit best fits the job at hand.
Top Five Ways to Automate Your Press Line
by Louis A. Kren
The possible payoff: a safer, more productive pressroom and surprising ROI.



When It Comes to GMAW, Why Ask Why?
Welding Well by Doug Smith
Five Reasons to Submit an Entry for the 2018 PMA Awards of Excellence
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
The Aluminum-Steel Battle in Automotive Applications
The Science of Forming by Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.
Forming Speeds: Why Ask Why?
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz



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